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PRP - Platelet Rich Plasma Specialist

Elite Integrative Medical

Alternative Medicine & Pain Management located in Beverly Hills, CA

When you want a natural treatment for chronic pain and joint or soft tissue injuries, consider platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections at Elite Integrative Medical in Beverly Hills, California. The health care professionals use state-of-the-art equipment to process your blood platelets to support tissue healing and get relief from pain and discomfort. Learn more about PRP injections for your condition or symptoms by calling the office or scheduling a consultation online now.

PRP - Platelet Rich Plasma Q & A

What are platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections?

Platelet-rich plasma or PRP injections are a cutting edge treatment that uses your blood platelets to support tissue healing and repair in areas where you experience chronic pain. Research shows that platelets contain various healing factors that supply your body’s tissues with nutrients that aid in cellular turnover.

Elite Integrative Medical uses PRP for:

  • Lower back pain
  • Knee pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Elbow pain
  • Hip pain
  • Migraines
  • Sports injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Joint pain in your hands, wrists, or ankles

To determine if you’re a candidate for PRP injections, schedule a consultation to discuss your symptoms and medical history. Injections are generally safe for people of all ages, though they’re not recommended if you have an infection in the area or have a bleeding disorder.

How do PRP injections work?

PRP injections involve inserting a solution containing your blood platelets into an injured joint or tissue. Once your provider administers the platelets, they begin utilizing their nutrient stores to hydrate the surrounding tissues and decrease inflammation.

Blood platelets also contain growth factors that can support tissue healing. Research suggests that these growth factors can speed up your body’s natural healing process in response to injury, like cartilage damage from arthritis or muscle strains.

What happens during a PRP injection?

To begin the PRP treatment process, your provider first takes a sample of blood from your arm using a sterile syringe. They place the sample into a centrifuge, which processes it to separate your platelets from your other blood cells.

Next, your provider separates the platelets from the remaining sample and adds the platelets to a thickening agent. This creates a gel-like solution for your injection. Your provider injects the PRP solution into the treatment area, which takes less than five minutes to complete.

When will I see results after a PRP injection?

Since PRP injections support the natural healing response, it can take 2-4 weeks to notice a change in your pain levels. Your provider may recommend multiple injections in one visit or may space out your injections over several visits, depending on your symptoms and diagnosis.

You can combine PRP injections with other therapies, like trigger point therapy or rehabilitation, to see the best results.

Find out if PRP injections are right for you by scheduling a visit online or by phone now at Elite Integrative Medical.